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Old 10-23-2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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At approx 8:30 Wednesday morning I took my first deer with a military rifle. I was using one of my accurized loaded M1As and my handloads of 39 grs IMR 4895 with Nosler 168 BT bullets. The Ballistic Tip is an excellent bullet dropping the 6 pt right in his tracks.
I will head back to the camp Saturday afternoon after the weather clears a bit and will be taking my other accurized loaded M1A along with a Winchester M1 Garand and Remington 03.
I believe I will concentrate on hunting with the M1. I would love to take a deer with a 65 year old war horse.
Retirement is nice. I only have to come home every two weeks to get the mail and pay bills.



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Old 10-23-2009, 03:59 AM   #2
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Good deal. Let us know how you do with the Garand.



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Congratulation, this is what hunting's all about.

I worked-up a load for the Garand last year, but alas, all I have done so far is to lug that sucker through the woods, although, it felt pretty good.

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Glad to hear you had a good hunt. It always feels good when your own load and weapon work well doesn't it?

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Any photo's of your success ?



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